Dennis Hanthorn, Zurich General Director of the Atlanta Opera since 2004, resigned from his position last week. From my vantage point the opera has had many successes under his leadership – including a strategic move to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre – and has mounted some very fine productions. Highlights for me? Orfeo with David Daniels, La Cenerentola with Jennifer Larmore, and a fabulous production of Cold Sassy Tree with Carlisle Floyd in the audience.
Aug 7, 2012